International theatre and singing star Lorna Dallas is to return to the world of cabaret for the first time in two decades with her new show at London’s Live At Zédel.
The singer, who first won the hearts of UK audiences when she appeared alongside Cleo Laine in the hit 1971 revival of Show Boat at the Adelphi Theatre, will bring Home Again to Live At Zédel at Crazy Coqs on Tuesday 27 June and Tuesday 4 July.
Revealing details of the show, the American-born artist said: “Home Again is a ‘love letter’ to a place that I’ve always cherished…right here in England among the many friends and fans who have been so loyal to me over the many years.
“This is, by far, my most personal show…created with my wonderful ‘Team Dallas’… long-time director Barry Kleinbort and the inimitable Jason Carr as musical director.
“One of the joys in putting this show together has been rediscovering the rich reservoir of music from the various composers I have known or wished I had known.
“Home Again also finds me celebrating a fulfilling love…revelling in a new phase of life, my return to the stage – my favourite ‘home’ away from home.”
Featuring the music of George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Kander and Ebb, Amanda McBroom, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim, Dallas also promises ‘a few surprises from both sides of the Pond’.
Born in Carrier Mills, Illinois the singer’s first taste of the spotlight came at 17 when she won Talentsville USA, a nationwide talent contest sponsored by Coca-Cola.
After making her West End debut as Magnolia in Show Boat, Dallas fell in love with London life and stayed in the UK to appear in various major musicals including Side By Side By Sondheim, The King and I and a famous production of Hello, Dolly! with Danny La Rue.
In concert, the singer performed at prestigious venues including the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in London and at Carnegie Hall in New York.